Twenty One Pilots vocalist Tyler Joseph says band was on Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack until Tom Cruise ‘just came in and fired everyone’
Twenty One Pilots vocalist Tyler Joseph said his band would be on the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack until lead actor and producer Tom Cruise let them go off the high-profile project.
Joseph, 33, said in a conversation with KROQ on Friday that he and drummer Josh Dun, 33, had been working on music for the highly anticipated sequel.
“I was working with the music placer for the new Top Gun writing a new song for them,” Joseph said, “and then I believed Tom Cruise just came in and fired everyone.”
The latest: Twenty One Pilots singer Tyler Joseph, 33, said his band would be on the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack, until lead actor and producer Tom Cruise, 59, let them go off the high-profile project. Joseph was caught in NYC last fall
An insider told Billboard that the Ohio-based duo was never officially signed to perform on the film’s soundtrack.
Joseph said Twenty One Pilots was a “part of” the major changes being made to the film amid multiple delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, as the film’s preview was first released in July 2019.
Joseph said he had seen “some scenes” from the high-profile film, which starred Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer and Jon Hamm.
“They brought me in to show me some scenes and stuff, and I don’t think I actually started writing,” the Heathens artist said. “It was actually pretty soon after they brought me in to show me parts of the movie of what they were looking for and stuff, that’s when I kind of got a message that there was a wholesale swap.”
Joseph said he and drummer Josh Dun, 33, had been working on music for the highly anticipated sequel
Joseph said Tom Cruise (pictured at the Top Gun: Maverick in San Diego last week) “just came in and fired everyone”
Cruise made a grand entrance at the film’s San Diego premiere in a helicopter
Lady Gaga headlines the summer blockbuster’s soundtrack with the ballad Hold My Hand; and also collaborated with Hans Zimmer and Harold Faltermeyer on the film’s score.
Other artists and songs featured on the compilation, according to an Amazon listing, include the Kenny Loggins hit from the original Danger Zone from 1986; I’m not worried about OneRepublic; and a rendition of Teller’s Jerry Lee Lewis movie Great Balls of Fire.
Top Gun: Maverick hits theaters May 27.